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Yes, a CX/CXM 550W would be perfect for that build.

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Will 550 watts be enough if I want to overclock?


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Yes, a CX/CXM 550W would be perfect for that build.


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I don't know a bunch about overclocking, but these two look like good options for not much more, just to be safe: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/CVkD4D,R2mxFT/

 

P.S. Nevermind, good response just now by aisle9 :)


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Get this one instead, it's a better unit and the PSU will have more headroom for quieter operation and better efficiency: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/64cMnQ/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fx


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yes, a 550w unit is more than enough for a 1600+1070ti combo


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1 minute ago, Morgan MLGman said:

Get this one instead, it's a better unit and the PSU will have more headroom for quieter operation and better efficiency: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/64cMnQ/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fx

750w is overkill when you can't even SLI on the motherboard


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Just now, herman mcpootis said:

750w is overkill when you can't even SLI on the motherboard

Yeah, but it's not that much more. Sure, a CX550 (2017) can run this build but it will run hotter (aka louder) and won't be as efficient - the Seasonic unit is discounted and is only 15$ more. I'd say it's worth it, especially if you're getting additional 200W of headroom ^_^


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1 minute ago, Cyborgsmith said:

Why not go for something like this LINK you actually get a specified warranty and the rating are alot better. 

The grey-label CX is a well-built PSU. While the EVGA's warranty is two years longer, 80+ ratings do not equate to build quality.

 

And, frankly, user reviews on Amazon are useless.


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2 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

The grey-label CX is a well-built PSU. While the EVGA's warranty is two years longer, 80+ ratings do not equate to build quality.

 

And, frankly, user reviews on Amazon are useless.

pretty sure the CX550 has the same warranty as the GQ, corsair lists it as 5 years.

 


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1 hour ago, PerfectPlasma said:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DQxzBP
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DQxzBP/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($30.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($96.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory 
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($92.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB DUKE Video Card  ($469.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1015.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Will 550 watts be enough if I want to overclock?

You can overclock fine on a CX550W, however, I would suggest getting a motherboard that has better VRMs for overclocking. The Asus B350 Prime Plus is OK and better than your Tomahawk.


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